Tobias 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Formation
2019 Tobias Cabernet Sauvignon “Formation” Rockpile & Mendocino
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92 Points
This is a gutsy, youthful, impressively concentrated Cabernet that opens with focused aromas of dark cherry, black raspberry, clove, cedar and dark pipe tobacco poised above a background of dried laurel. The rich core of sour dark cherry and black raspberry dominates in the mouth as well, while cedar, mace, tobacco and coffee bean notes prove a harmonious, slightly less intense counterpoint. There is a good spine of tannin on the palate and through a lingering finish that bodes well for service with steaks, fatty dark meats and winters rich stews. A 50%/50% mix of fruit from the Rockpile and Mendocino appellations. 1000 cases produced.